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Jean flies away with all the gongs

Lippy Pictures’ Jean Batten biopic Jean has scooped the pool at the New Zealand Television Craft Awards tonight.

The NZ on Air-funded telefeature won all the awards not reserved for documentary programmes at the event – eight in all.

Earlier in the year, Jean enjoyed plenty of success overseas at the New York Film & TV World’s Best Awards in Las Vegas, where it took nine awards.

13 shows were nominated for Craft Awards, but only Jean and Born This Way: Awa’s Story came away winners. Awa’s Story took the two factual-specific awards, for Best Camerawork and Editing.

The nominees for the remaining categories of the NZ TV Awards, which will be presented on 30 November, were also announced at the ceremony on Wednesday.



The winners of the 2017 New Zealand Television Craft Awards were:

Best Editing: Documentary or Factual
Justin Hawkes, Born This Way: Awa’s Story, Ruckus

Best Editing: Drama
Peter Roberts, Jean, Lippy Pictures

Best Camerawork: Documentary or Factual
Bevan Crothers, Born This Way: Awa’s Story, Ruckus

Imagezone Best Cinematography: Drama
Ginny Loane, Jean, Lippy Pictures

Best Contribution to a Soundtrack
Chris Burt, Jean, Lippy Pictures

Images & Sound Best Original Score
Peter Hobbs, Jean, Lippy Pictures

Best Post Production Design
Peter McCully, Jean, Lippy Pictures

Best Art Direction or Production Design
Mark Robins, Jean, Lippy Pictures

Best Costume Design
Kirsty Cameron, Jean, Lippy Pictures

Best Makeup Design
Susie Glass, Jean, Lippy Pictures